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Seacom set to explore fibre opportunity across Africa

June 26, 2019 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom set to explore fibre opportunity across Africa

Seacom is a submarine communications system that launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the southern and eastern coastlines in 2009. The company has now set its sights on expanding its communications systems across more territories in Africa, due to being awarded a grant of an undisclosed amount from the US Trade and...

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The Solar Freeze project, which won the first runner up position as well as $75,000.

Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

June 26, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Kenya’s Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses are the winners in Cisco’s Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze was the first runner up, winning $75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, winning $25,000. Both projects are from...

afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in 2020

afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in 2020

June 25, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in 2020

BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have unveiled afriQloud. Launching in Uganda, afriQloud aims to provide customers with an innovative and secure cloud...

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers.

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers

June 25, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers

  fonYou has announced that it reached an agreement with a mobile operator in Egypt to deploy its iCarrier Data platform for the distribution of hyper-personalized airtime, data bundles and other carrier products. iCarrier Data is a platform that enables...

East Africa launches its first multi-vehicle booking app

Multi-service vehicle app launched in East Africa

June 25, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Multi-service vehicle app launched in East Africa

The first multi-service vehicle booking app, HudHud, has been launched in Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya. HudHud will allow commuters in these regions to order multi vehicles on one platform. In collaboration with technical partners, HudHud enables improved...

Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

June 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the...

PayU launches operations in Kenya

PayU launches operations in Kenya

June 12, 2019 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on PayU launches operations in Kenya

  PayU has been a licensed operator in Kenya since February 2019 and launched payment services for the region. Kenya, as the power hub for East Africa is superbly positioned for expansion into the rest of Africa. “Kenya is a powerful and growing...

Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

May 31, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia 3.2 now available in Kenya

The Nokia 3.2 is now available in Kenya. The device combines the biggest HD+ display and comes with a signature two-day battery life powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience. Speaking during the announcement, Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East...

KOKO launches first Network in Kenya

May 29, 2019 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on KOKO launches first Network in Kenya

KOKO Networks, a Venture-backed technology company has launched its first network of 700 “KOKOpoints” inside neighbourhood shops across Nairobi. KOKOpoints are multi-purpose consumer access machines, combining a fuel ATM, an e-commerce kiosk and...

MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

May 23, 2019 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions has announced that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics, will supply to supply water services in Uganda. A&S Electronics provides water for use in...

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

May 21, 2019 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. The decision to open a new office was made during Eugene Kaspersky’s visit to Rwanda where he met with H.E Paul Kagame,...

Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

May 18, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Paxful offers bitcoin workshops to universities in Africa

On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, Statistics South Africa announced that the youth unemployment rate in the country remains at an all-time high of 55.2 per cent. In a bid to help create employment, global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is driving education...

Digital skills training critical for Africa's emerging workforce-Liquid Telecom study

Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack in East Africa

May 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack in East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya has today launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases. The new Azure Stack service will allow companies to run a private Microsoft cloud...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...

WATCH: TME Education launches an Electronics Lab in Mityana, Uganda

May 11, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on WATCH: TME Education launches an Electronics Lab in Mityana, Uganda

At the beginning of this year, TME Education opened an electronics lab in cooperation with St. Elisabeth Girls School in Mityana, Uganda. The facility was inaugurated by workshops conducted by the project’s ambassador in Uganda, Patrick Ssonko. TME...

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

May 10, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Rwanda based Platform as a Service start-up known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar-powered kiosks, ARED, has announced that it has set up 10 such kiosks with 10 women micro franchisees; thereby marking its expansion into its first international...